Video is available from the March 19 alumni panel discussion on gap years, hosted by Alyssa Perz-Edwards, a prehealth advisor and academic dean in the Academic Advising Center, and Cindy Broderius of the Career Center. The session featured five Duke alumni who spent a year or more on other pursuits between graduation and beginning study in the health professions. Each alumnus told the students in attendance about her or his gap-year experience, and the panel then took questions. You can watch the entire video, beginning with a welcome from Alyssa Perz-Edwards, or jump in at any of the starting points below.
3:07 - Introduction from Cindy Broderius
6:38 - Camille Ratliff T'10, medical student, gap years invested in clinic work in Romania and Turkey and research in Boston
9:46 - Colin Martz T'12, medical student, gap year invested in cancer biology research at Duke
13:28 - Anna Brown E'11, medical student, gap years invested in pursuing master's degree in oncology at the University of Cambridge
18:54 - Lindsey Michel T'10, medical student, gap year invested in research at Carolinas Cord Blood Bank at Duke
23:29 - Tassy Rufai T'04, doctor of physical therapy, gap years invested in refugee resettlement work in DC along with taking classes
28:55 - Questions and answers (approximately 26 minutes)